Mystery Date Revealed: Who Was That Decade-Straddling, Shoulda-Been Dutch Band? Posted by Mr. Moderator Nov 102010 Will Your Mystery Date Be a Dream or a Dud? Who was that decade-straddling, shoulda-been Dutch band featured in our most recent Mystery Date? Pages: 1 2 3 13 Responses to “Mystery Date Revealed: Who Was That Decade-Straddling, Shoulda-Been Dutch Band?” misterioso says: 11/10/2010 at 12:50 pm Alice in Acidland! Holy smokes! But here is a lengthier clip–which makes me wonder if the one with the Millennium song is manufactured? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rotvMo022Do 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 12:57 pm You’re probably right. Nevertheless, we’re better people for now having both clips at our disposal! 0 High Five BigSteve says: 11/10/2010 at 1:24 pm I want my acknowledgment for having used the mockcarr option! 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 1:38 pm Sorry, BigSteve, I meant to acknowledge that in the body of this post. I’ll correct this now. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 1:42 pm UPDATED to give credit to those who played the mockcarr option! 0 High Five BigSteve says: 11/10/2010 at 1:55 pm Yes, I forget who Crabby Appleton opened for, but we hated them. Judging from the videos they had serious Look issues, which probably contributed to the negativity. The band name didn’t help. I see now that they were trying to be powerpop before such a thing really existed, and it’s interesting to hear that style emerging out of their Nuggets roots. Btw drummer Phil Jones currently plays with RTH favorite Waddy Wachtel’s band. 0 High Five misterioso says: 11/10/2010 at 2:09 pm BigSteve saw Crabby Appleton! Dude, you are my new hero. That’s pretty cool. I think you hit the nail on the head in terms of name and look issues. On a somewhat related note, one really wants to see more of the John Byner “Something Else” show. When they weren’t having the Burritos and Crabby Appleton on what else was there? Well, here is a partial answer http://www.researchvideo.com/footage-libraries/something-else.html Why aren’t these available? And check out the list of other shows! Why am I not able to watch the Bobby Goldsboro show in the comfort of my home? Can someone get on this? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 2:31 pm I’m looking into this for the next couple of minutes. The first thing that caught my eye was this sketch from some other show he did in Canada, BIZARRE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vz2v7GZjE Here’s a clip from Something Else featuring his dance crew. I’m getting the idea that Byner had some Benny Hill tendencies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEK0YdKGp0I Let’s see if I can find any more musical performances… 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 2:34 pm Taj Mahal – on a boat, no less! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSf_wiMVMc Was Byner hipper than I remembered, or is this an indication of just how hip our culture was back then? And what’s with all bands playing on or near a boat? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 11/10/2010 at 2:44 pm Solo Mark Lindsay, in a horrible solo performance that only gets as close to water as a fountain next to an office building and playground. This clip is only worth it to appreciate the man’s then-very contemporary wide bellbottoms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjIaSpxEDvc All right, I’m being led down the rabbit hole – I’ve got to get back to work, but first…CANNED HEAT ON PLAYBOY AFTER DARK, another lost hipster show when it came to featuring unusual bands in an unusual setting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rymlxjaF9xI&feature=related 0 High Five misterioso says: 11/10/2010 at 3:16 pm I don’t know if Byner was hip. He was certainly a would-be hipster, if nothing else. These early 70s clips are before my time, at least my time of awareness of such things. I remember him more from the late 70s. I never thought he was too funny. That Lindsay clip is brutal. There is a catastrophic dropping off for the Raiders after 67 but from what little I have heard the Lindsay solo stuff is far worse than even the weak late Raiders material. 0 High Five cdm says: 11/10/2010 at 3:52 pm Rock and roll’s life cycle is turning out to closely resemble that of a human. When it was young it was adorable and easily forgiven for its mistakes because it didn’t really know any better. It got a bit surly, argumentative and disrespectful towards its elders in its late teens/early twenties. Then it hooked up with a big fat corporate job and sold out all of its principles and ideals for a sweet paycheck. Now, it’s just respectable and dull, boring everyone with stories that we’ve all heard before. In this scenario, Crabby Appleton represents an awkward 12 year old. 0 High Five The Rock Town Hall Interview: Mystery Date Michael Fennelly of Crabby Appleton and The Millenium » Rock Town Hall says: 11/27/2010 at 2:46 am […] as being from 1970 while puzzingly and incorrectly guessing was recorded by an obscure Dutch band. Our Mystery Date turned out to be an American band, Crabby Appleton, led by Michael Fennelly, […] 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.